Students Organize Auction to Support Local Nonprofits Focused on Hunger & Homelessness
“The man. The myth. The bowtie.” When auctioneer Jaideep Talwalkar, MD, associate professor of internal medicine (general medicine) and assistant dean for education, called out these words at Yale School of Medicine’s (YSM) 29th Annual Hunger & Homelessness (H&H) Charity Auction on the evening of January 19, it led to a bidding frenzy from the crowd gathered in the school’s Café Med.
Anatomy Teaching Program: Decades of Impactful Community Mentoring
Since 1994, students from Hill Regional Career Magnet High School in New Haven—which focuses on business, technology, health, and the sciences— have had the opportunity to study anatomy in the anatomy lab at Yale School of Medicine (YSM). First and second-year YSM student volunteers teach and serve as mentors in the Anatomy Teaching Program (ATP). At least 1,000 Career students, most in their junior year, have participated in ATP since its creation.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Orthopaedic Surgery: An Interview with Lisa Lattanza, MD, FAOA, FAAOS
In this video, OrthoInfo Social Media Editor Mary Mulcahey, MD, FAAOS, and Lisa Lattanza, MD, FAOA, FAAOS, discuss Dr. Lattanza's extensive efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in orthopaedic surgery, including co-founding The Perry Initiative to inspire more women to enter and become leaders in the field.Source: OrthoInfo
Why Is Everyone I Know Getting Sick?
Masks and social distancing made the common cold nearly disappear, but now these viruses are back with a vengeance. RSV is filling up emergency rooms, and flu season is off to a roaring start, too. It’s the worst season of respiratory illness in recent memory. Why is this happening? Alok and Sheena explain the leading theory behind the “tripledemic.” Vitals is a series that’s taking a new approach to health and medicine. Hosts Alok Patel, MD, and Sheena Williams RN are going beyond the headlines to answer your questions on the latest health topics. No judgment, no taboos. Just 100% science-based information.Source: PBS Vitals
Zan, Zendegi, Azadi: Iranian Protest Stories Shared at Yale School of Medicine
Over 160 faculty, students, and staff gathered in The Anlyan Center auditorium on the evening of November 2 in support of members of the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) community affected by the recent uprising in Iran. The event was sponsored by the YSM Diversity Champions Advisory Council.
Inequities in medical school research could hinder workforce diversity
In two new studies, Yale investigators examined factors that can shape biomedical career paths — research experiences, publications, and funding rates — among medical students in the United States. They found disparities across race, ethnicity, and sex that may contribute to underrepresentation in the field.Source: YaleNews
Medical Students Reflect on Increased Diversity in Institutional Portraits
Historically, oil portrait paintings of white men have made up nearly all of the artwork in the Sterling Hall of Medicine, a prominent building within the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) campus. Recently, updates were made to the building’s portraiture to feature more diversity in gender and background. In a new qualitative study, researchers from the YSM, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Yale New Haven Hospital conducted interviews with second- to fourth-year medical students at Yale, asking for their reflections on both the original and updated artwork.
Students Who Experience Mistreatment or Discrimination Are More Likely to Leave Medical School
A Yale-led study finds that second-year medical students who experience mistreatment and discrimination have a higher likelihood of leaving school in subsequent years. Researchers also noticed that recurring mistreatment and discrimination were correlated with higher rates of attrition.
Portrait of Childhood Education Pioneer James Comer Unveiled at Yale
For more than 50 years, Comer’s pioneering work has revolutionized school systems and lifted up their most vulnerable children. The portrait honors his commitment to children, child development, and education, and also celebrates his position as the first African American tenured professor at the university.